According to the reports, the cannabis plantation spanning one and a half acre area was located in the Balaharuwa Reserve in Thanamalwila, about 12 kilometers into the forest reserve, according to the officers.
Height of the well-grown cannabis plants were found to be in the range of 6-7 feet.
However, no arrests have been made as the suspects had fled the location at the time of the raid.
The raid was carried out under the supervision of Excise Commissioner General L.A.J. Gunawardena.